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July 2015 issue

Honey industry to make life sweeter in Timor Leste and Indonesia

(credit: Cooper Schouten)

Finding the answers to our environmental history

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The third book – Harper Lee may indeed have another ace up her sleeve

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By Dr Lynda Hawryluk, senior lecturer in writing and creative writing course coordinator at Southern Cross University. Dr Hawryluk’s PhD research ‘The sliding scale of celebrity authorship: three writers face their adoring (and otherwise) public with very different results’ examined how the authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Bret Easton Ellis and Harper Lee negotiated their fame and […]

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Scholarships support our Rising Stars

Coffs Harbour Rising Stars Scholaraship ceremony July 23 2015

The outstanding efforts of new and continuing Southern Cross University students were recognised at the 2015 Rising Stars Scholarships presentations at Lismore, the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour. Worth more than $250,000, the scholarships are supported by the University and 36 donors including individuals, businesses and community groups and trusts. Scholarships and prizes vary in […]

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Voyages of a lifetime on board Young Endeavour tall ship

Jacob McCalman & Scout Symons Swaping Younf Endeaver Storys

Gallipoli, dawn light, 6am, 25 April 2015. Thousands of Australians have made the pilgrimage to the battlefield on the other side of the world to honour the courage and sacrifice of the ANZACs who first landed on the Turkish peninsula 100 years ago. Among those paying tribute was Southern Cross University primary education student Jacob […]

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Choir’s rendition of war hymn, recorded in SCU studios, to honour veterans

Photo: Music teachers Jean Berry (left) and Heather Cole with City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch vice president Bob Mowle and president Cec Harris.

A school choir’s moving rendition of O Valiant Heart, a hymn that remembers those who have died in war, has been recorded in Studio One29, Southern Cross University’s concert space, at the request of the local RSL sub-branch.
City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch vice president Bob Mowle said he was so captivated by the Lismore Public School choir’s performance of O Valiant Heart during this year’s Anzac Day commemorations that he had to find a way to share it.
“When I heard the children sang at the RSL LifeCare Fromelles Manor retirement home I was deeply moved,” Mr Mowle said. 
“At funerals for our ex-servicemen and women I usually read the first verse of O Valiant Heart but now I’ll play the choir’s version.
“It is significant that the children have sung this hymn from the First World War. It is like the ‘new’ farewelling the ‘old’. Very touching.”
Lismore Public School music teacher Mrs Heather Cole said recording the hymn was a privilege and a wonderful opportunity. 
“The students of the Lismore Public senior choir were so excited to be invited to record O Valiant Heart in the recording studio at Southern Cross University. 
“The piece of music was selected to introduce this young generation of children to the more traditional music used for ANZAC ceremonies in the past. 
“Whilst the students recorded their song they displayed discipline in the performance of their music and respect in all of the interactions with SCU staff and the RSL representatives. 
“The students listened carefully to Mr Mowle and asked interesting questions about ANZAC day. All of the choir students demonstrated a genuine understanding of the significance of their musical tribute,” said Mrs Cole.
Based at the Lismore campus, Studio One29 is the University’s concert and performance space, with a sound stage for liv

A school choir’s moving rendition of O Valiant Heart, a hymn that remembers those who have died in war, has been recorded in Studio One29, Southern Cross University’s concert space, at the request of the local RSL sub-branch. City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch vice president Bob Mowle said he was so captivated by the Lismore […]

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Michael Kirby Lecture ‘splendidly substantive’

Michael Kirby, Professor Rosalind Croucher, Professor Rocque Reynolds, Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee, Professor Bee Chen Goh and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Geraldine Mackenzie at the Michael Kirby Lecture.

At Southern Cross University’s ninth annual Michael Kirby Lecture keynote speaker Professor Rosalind Croucher presented an insightful, eloquent and informative speech on the form and function of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). Professor Croucher, who is the ALRC president, explored the notion of ‘re-imagining’ law reform in Australia at the July lecture, discussing both […]

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SCU goes the distance at Gold Coast Airport Marathon

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This year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon was a stellar one for Team SCU, with 153 runners in the team and some fantastic results. More than 5000 people participated in the Southern Cross University 10km run. The men’s winner was Marty Dent of Canberra in 29:26 and the women’s winner was Olympic steeplechase runner Victoria Mitchell, […]

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Postcard to Home: Nidhi Syed

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Nidhi Syed has lived a life of rich experience, leaving life in her native India for Saudi Arabia and now Australia, where she is completing her Master of Business Administration at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. With the knowledge she’s gaining she’s got big plans for the future, though they’re under wraps for now. […]

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Meet the staff: Leanne Baker

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What is your job at SCU?    I manage the Career Development Service at SCU and coordinate a team of career development consultants across the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses. Our aim is to help students achieve and clarify their career aspirations and our services include providing free career consultations to current and […]

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